New Test Shows Cold’s Chill on EV Range

By Evan Williams It’s a given that cold weather plays a part in reducing EV range, now a new test shows just how much of an effect it has.
When the mercury drops, the usable power of a battery drops with it. The low temperature slows down the chemical reaction inside the battery, producing less current and causing the battery to drain more quickly.
To add insult to injury, cold weather increases battery demand as well. When the car is cold, you’re cold. That means use of the power-hungry electric heater, rear defroster, windshield wipers, and even more use of the headlights in the dark

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